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Fluffy French Toast Recipe

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My family can't wait for golden slices of this French Toast to come off the griddle. We prefer the homemade Molasses syrup to any store-bought variety.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 10 slices day-old bread, halved
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine eggs and milk; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Dip bread into batter, coating both sides; cook on a greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, for syrup, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water and molasses. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla and maple flavoring. Serve with French toast. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Fluffy French Toast in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p10

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Our family has used this receipt for years! Wonderful, especially with Texas Toast & butter Crisco."

Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"This recipe is not good fluffy french toast. Whoever rated 5 stars in the reviews must have been family or friends of the creator of the recipe. I made it and it is pancake bread! Just look at the ingredients. If I wanted pancakes then I would make them but I prefer french toast so I was upset with the results. When I looked up how to make fluffy french toast I wanted something like Denny's french toast because there big and fluffy. Not pancake bread! It's either pancakes, or french toast and this recipe is a failure so don't waste your time making it if your expecting french toast."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010


I did not make the syrup. Used regular store brand."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"My falimy and I enjoyed this recipe. It's like french toast and pancakes in one. I used regular sandwich bread (all I had in the pantry) and I did add cinnamon and vanilla to the recipe. It's just what I always do when making french toast. Will make again. :-)"

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